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Driven by the search, inspired by the impact

More than one billion people in the world experience some form of disability. Our goal: To enable every individual to participate in all of life's activities. Our tools: Innovative ideas, practical solutions and never-say-never attitudes. 

In Pitt’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, the challenge is always on.  

Faculty researchers are at the forefront of developing national and international standards for assistive technologies. They push the limits to bring new devices to market, while students develop interdisciplinary skills and gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories and through clinical rotations. 

There’s a spirit of collaboration between engineers, scientists, counselors and researchers to improve the mobility and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. 

Bold Moves SHRS: The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at Pitt SHRS was instrumental in founding the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and in setting the standard for excellence in the field. The ISWP has taken bold steps forward to expand the body of knowledge that impacts service providers and wheelchair users globally. Read more here.